Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1) By Janice M. Whiteaker. I’m a sucker for a second chance romance story with suspense thrown in and this time was no different. Immediately I was drawn into Tru and Will’s story, these two characters had this connection that jumped off the page and has you feeling every single emotion they do. I really enjoyed this story since it was a bit different from my normal reads in a very good way. It’s got some twists and turns that had me turning the pages as fast as possible but also wishing it wouldn’t end so fast. It’s well written and paced nicely. I’m excited to see where the next book takes readers. I’m giving this book a five star review and highly recommend it to anyone. I’ll definitely be adding to to my read again list!
The book is a suspenseful romance about second chances, mistakes, cons, and maybe even forgiveness. I appreciated the author’s writing style and point of view as it allowed me as the reader to step directly into the pages and experience the storyline development alongside the characters. There was a natural push and pull in the plot which I appreciated. I felt like the storyline was well paced and thoughtful in its details. Overall it was a very enjoyable book presenting several characters I would like to learn more about. I look forward to reading more from this author and in this series.
Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker was a fast pace, edgy read, that had me hooked from start to finish.
My first read by this author, I was super excited to dive into this book. I love books with thieves, a little cat and mouse, and of course drama. But you’d be surprised now weirdly untouch this plotline is. So when I see these books pop up, I get excited. Ring Thu was not a disappointment. It had a Heartbreakers/The Italian Job feel. (Two movies that I love!) It kept me on my toes, it was captivating, and thrilling.
At first this is just another job for out MC Tru, her last and one to set her and her bestie up for life. You’ll find out right away, from the first page, how this has that Heartbreaker feel. Tru’s mark isn’t exactly young.. you know what I’m saying. Trouble brews when her ex appears as her “hubbies” security detail. This get complicated, fast, and that’s where the fun begins. I love their interactions, they attraction. It isn’t forced, and you can feel how that no matter the hurt, the time, or the reason, they still are madly in love. It was always a joy watching Tru get all flustered and crazy when Will was around.
Besides that mess, they are there for the same reason, but different all the same. Making things again, complicated. You want to root for Tru, cause of what Will did, but then you get to know him, and hear why he did what he did. Pity sets in, and now, you don’t know who to root for, because damn, both of them deserves it. So yeah, this couple will have you switching sides, while making you want to slap them both.
Then there is the underline danger, the weird pieces of the puzzle, and the lingering feeling that maybe there won’t be a happy ending for them.
This story has it all, and like I said, it hooked me first from the first page and I could not put it down. Coming in a 225 pages, you could say, it is a fairly shorter read. But still chalked full of madness, mystery, and a hot couple that can’t decide what to do with each other. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval that you be captured by this outstanding, lush, dangerous read, that might just steal your heart…(haha..see what I did there?….I’m amazing I know..)
Review by @eawalsh
Ring Tru is the first book in the Thick As Thieves Series by Janice M. Whiteaker. What a great way to start off a new series! I was hooked right from the first chapter. This is a brilliant second chances romance, with mystery, suspense, danger, intrigue, steam, tension, love, loss, heartache, hate, jewel thieves, friendships, plots, plans, and more.
Gertrude (Tru) has been in her line of business now for 15 years and is ready for a fresh start. But to make that happen, she needs to do one last job, so she can start over. She’s got just the right heist to set her up for the next stage of her life and she has put a lot of effort into setting things up and hopes she’ll soon see the fruits of her labour. Then he walks back into her life, and things get complicated.
Will and Tru have a history, and yes, he had hurt her, badly. But he thought he was doing what was best for her at the time. That was 5 years ago…. and now, she hates him. He really wonders if he did the right thing when he walked away. They are obviously working the same score, but for two different reasons. If he can’t find a way to get her to trust him and agree to work together, it may cost them a lot more than some jewels. But, there is definitely more to the situation than first meets the eye, and things soon take a dangerous turn. Will he risk everything to protect her? Was the pain he caused her too deep for her to get past? Will they realise that there is a fine line between love and hate, and they never really stopped loving each other – both suffering for the past 5 years? Will they leave with what they came for, or something far more valuable?
Highly recommended reading!!
Can’t wait for book #2!
Thank you, Ms. Whiteaker!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
- Ring Tru by Janice M. Whiteaker is the first book in the Thick as Thieves series. For me this book caught my attention with the blurb – I hadn’t read a romance book before that involved a thief as a main character. And it worked really well.
Tru and Will were believable, not only as characters on their own but also as ones together. You could feel the connection between them which made them so easy to connect with.
This was a new author for me and I was impressed with the writing style and how she takes you on a journey. This was a great read that I throughly enjoyed.View all my reviews
This is a second chance romance-suspense book. I enjoyed this author’s writing style that made me feel as if I was right there with the characters. Her characters are connectable and lovable. I enjoyed the chemistry between Tru and Will. They did take me on a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Will they get their second chance at love and will Will keep her safe this time? I highly recommend this book to find out if fate will give them a second chance.
I really enjoyed this book! When I first read the blurb I was intrigued to read it and whilst it did take me a little bit to get into once I did I was completely hooked. I’ve not read a storyline like this one before which meant it was really refreshing to read. There were some good twists and turns and most were unexpected. I loved Tru – I thought that she was a great female lead. Will was a great male lead and loved the intenseness between them, you can tell that what happened in their past is still at the very front of any interactions between them. The author got the level of suspense perfect and carried on the whole way through the story.
This is the second book that I have read by this author and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future. Ring Tru is a brilliant read that I highly recommend!
Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1)
By: Janice M. Whiteaker
5 out of 5 stars
The story Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker is a romantic suspense book. It is a book that hooked me in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the last page. It is a story that has times that are suspenseful and had me wondering what was going to happen next. It had me turning pages. I loved reading about Tru and Will. Tru is a woman who has one more job that she has to do and then she will retire into the sunset. What she doesn’t expect is to run into Will the man that left her years ago, breaking her heart. Will knows he has a problem when he finds the woman that he left to protect from the lifestyle that he leads after the same prize. He now finds that the job he has started to be a difficult one as he can’t stop thinking about her. She can’t stop thinking about him. Could it be that the emotions/feelings that they both felt they were over still remain? Could these two still care for each other? They both have a job that they are working on. Will they find themselves protecting each other or is it every thief for themselves? Read this story to find out. There are some twists to this story that I did not see coming and I found myself mesmerized by the plot to the story. I enjoyed reading about how Tru and Will banter back and forth with each other. I also liked reading about this couple’s friends and their interactions. This is a wonderfully written story that I would recommend reading. It is the first book in a series and I look forward to reading the next one.
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Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker
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Genre – Romantic Suspense
Page Count – 225 pages
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There’s a thin line between love and hate… It’s even thinner between love and money.
Tru is ready to move on. Leave her old ways and her old life behind.
But first she has to finish one last job.
Stealing has always been easy and this time should be no different.
But then he shows up. Will could destroy everything. Take Tru’s chance to start over and ruin any hope she has to live a happy life.
Just like he did last time.
She won’t let him take that from her. Not again.
Will thought he was over her.
Walking away from Tru was the worst thing he’s ever done. And he’s done some terrible things.
He only did it for her. To give her a chance to be normal. To be happy. To get away from the life he dragged her into.
To keep her safe.
But here she is.
Still beautiful. Still perfect.
This time she’s in over her head and he’ll to anything to protect her.
Just like he did last time.
~ AMAZON ~
~ BARNES and NOBLE ~
~ KOBO ~
About Janice M. Whiteaker
So I decided to write books.
And drink whiskey.
Sometimes simultaneously.I live on a farm-ish in southwestern Ohio with three kids, one husband, fifteen chickens, nine ducks, a guinea pig, a gecko and whatever else my husband and children think sounds like fun. I love to cook and to pretend like my house is clean.
*disclaimer–it never is*I love to hear from readers so you should hit me up. Come hang out in my Facebook readers group and see what sort of random schenanigans I’m currently up to.
Hagen (Big Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker is a paranormal romance. I have not read anything from this author before and really enjoyed this great start to the series which is not only captivating but is also a compelling read. The story has everything needed to make it good, it is full of drama and humour with characters you will enjoy and connect to. You will never look at the myth that is Bigfoot in the same way again after reading this. Janice has written a book that will keep you intrigued right to the end and you are so engrossed in the story that it is over before you know it.
I look forward to reading more of this series and more by this author.
Reviewed by @jennadb